Kutztown University's degree in Communication Design (CD) is a Bachelor of Fine Arts program, the preferred degree as stipulated by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Communication Design is both Middle States and NASAD accredited. The Communication Design Department has the largest number of majors within the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Kutztown University. The program attracts students from all over the eastern United States as well as from places as far away as China, India, Japan and Germany. The four-year curriculum is structured to lay a common foundation of art and design knowledge in the freshman and sophomore years and then to allow building specialized knowledge through upper-level concentrations in Graphic Design, Advertising Design, Illustration or Interactive Design.
Career Opportunities Graduates carry these skills into the business and academic world. The highly creative and thought provoking work of graduates from the Communication Design Department informs and persuades on behalf of clients in a wide range of organizations and professions. Students who graduate with a degree in Communications Design can find work in advertising firms, media outlets, the non-profit and government sectors, and in private design-related businesses.